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Ukrainian Parliament considers ban to sell medicines to children aged under 14

Source : 112 Ukraine

The decision is due to the increased number of attempted suicides among children
19:40, 22 February 2021

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The Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament considers an option to forbid the sale of medicines to children aged under 14. The draft document No. 5122 was regsitered in the Parliament by MPs from the Servant of the People party and the For Future group. 

Currently, there is no text of the bill on the website.

However, one of the authors of the document, MP from Servant of the People Mykhailo Radutsky reported that the number of attempted suicides among children grew up in early 2021. This is why the MPs recommend to keep the kids away from purchasing medicines on their own.

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Earlier, First Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine Iryna Sadoviak said that almost 250 children die of cancer in Ukraine every year.

"Every year about 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. In Ukraine, according to the National Cancer Registry, a thousand new cases are diagnosed annually, and, unfortunately, every year we lose about 250 children," said Sadoviak.

According to the Deputy Minister, 6,500 children are currently diagnosed with cancer in Ukraine.

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